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Near Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field

 
 
Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 13, 2019
1. Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker
side A
Inscription.  The Hogan Family owned and operated what was known as the Hamilton Airport for over 52 years. Airplane owner and pilot, Carl "Pop" Muhlberger and aviation enthusiast and farmer, Joe Hogan, co-founded the airport in July 1929. Muhlberger taught Joe to fly and in return, Joe managed and maintained the field. During the Great Depression, Muhlberger could not afford to operate the airport, closing in July 1932. With financial backing from Joe's older brother, Charles, and their father, William, the family purchased and reopened the airport. Running the airport was a family affair. Joe taught his brothers, Bill, Bernie, and Art to fly. They raised money to run the airport by barnstorming, sightseeing flights, and flying lessons. Sisters, Mary Ann, Katie, and Loretta (Sauer), also flew. They, along with their mother Emma, helped run the airport and its restaurant.

The airport expanded after the passage of the Civil Pilot Training Act of 1939 and the Hogans trained pilots in partnership with Miami University. Additionally, the War Department leased the airport for pilot training under the Civil Aviation Authority. The Hogans instructed more
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Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 13, 2019
2. Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker
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than 300 pilots for service during WWII. After the war thru the 1970s, the brothers continued improving the airport to meet local demand by lengthening the runway twice, building hangers, and installing runway lights and radio navigation equipment. By 1974, more than 200 aircraft were based at the airport with operations of 74,000 general, private, and charter flights. As private owners, the Hogans could not obtain government grants and loans for further renovations and sold the airport to the Butler County Commissioners and the cities of Hamilton and Fairfield in 1985. The airport eventually became known as the Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field.
 
Erected 2018 by Hamilton Community Foundation's Hogan Field Historical Marker Fund; The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 41- 9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 39° 21.73′ N, 84° 31.48′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Airport Drive and Bobmeyer Road, in the median on Airport Drive. Located in front of the administration building at the Butler County Regional Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2820 E Airport Dr, Hamilton OH 45015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warren Gard (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 13, 2019
3. Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker
full view of marker
The Hollow Earth Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Symmes Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hamilton Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cosmopolitan No. 4 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Beckett Homesite (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 13, 2019
4. Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker
marker as seen from Airport Drive
Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 13, 2019
5. Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker
the Hogan family
Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 13, 2019
6. Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field Marker
airport sign at Bobmeyer Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022